Meet the organization we partner with each month! Each month a portion of proceeds from each order are gifted to Illumination Foundation to help disrupt the cycle of homelessness. We also contribute to events they have by providing goodies for the attendees, and will soon be contributing to the "welcome home" baskets they give each family when they move into their new homes.
The goal of Illumination Foundation is to “disrupt the cycle of homelessness.” They do this by providing targeted and interdisciplinary services to the most vulnerable homeless clients in Southern California.
In Orange County, over 32,000 children are unstably housed. 1 in 4 children live below the poverty line. To date, Illumination Foundation has provided more than 1,000,000 nights of safe shelter to homeless families and individuals.
They assess clients in order to identify needs and provide immediate relief when necessary, followed by care that combines housing assistance, case management, medical care, mental health services, workforce training, and placement services to decrease community dependency. They offer a low-entry threshold to access health and housing stability, with a focus on families and those with chronic health conditions.
94% of families retain housing through their program, and they see a 52% average household income growth at 12 months.
Illumination Foundation also started a Children’s Resource Center which provides services to more than 1,200 homeless and unstably housed children and their families. It is a year round service and is aimed at improving their overall academic experience. They do this through free early childhood education for young children and their parents, tutoring, supervised outdoor activities and field trips, STEM lessons, nutritious meal services, counseling, art and drama workshops, speech and language therapy, medical outreach events, among others.
Illumination Foundation received a score of 94/100 on Charity Navigator.
Since April 2021, we've been able to donate $3275 as well as physical product (such as 370 custom engraved coasters for their gala,150 custom magnets, and a custom sign valued at $500).
To learn more about the organization, check out their website: Illumination Foundation
(All information sourced from the Illumination Foundation website)
We used to partner with a different non-profit each month. Previously Featured Non-Profits:
March 2021: Prevent Child Abuse America
February 2021: Cuddles For Kids
January 2021: Ronald McDonald House Charities
November/December 2020: Together We Rise
October 2020: Center for a Nonviolent Community
September 2020: Colette's Children's Home